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Department of Chemistry | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2020

Chemistry Honours

Bachelor of Science

Students intending to specialize in Chemistry

The point at which a high school or regional college student enters the chemistry program is governed by the student's subject knowledge. CHEM 110 and 111 are not required for the BSc degree but are available as electives to those with no chemistry knowledge or who are starting from BC high school chemistry 11. Those with BC high school chemistry 12 (or equivalent) normally start with CHEM 121. Major and honours students must fulfil program requirements below. Whether majoring in chemistry or not, students may not enrol in any CHEM course for which a D grade was obtained in any prerequisite.

Students are encouraged to complete the Department of Physics' standard stream (PHYS 120, 121, 132, 133) or advanced stream (PHYS 125, 126, 132, 133). Students may also choose to complete the studio physics stream (PHYS 140, 141). Students who complete the life sciences stream (PHYS 101, 102, 130, with a minimum B grade), which has a BISC 100 or 101 or 102 corequisite, should have sufficient preparation for the major program.

The following statements clarify and standardize the minimum requirements that a student must fulfil to complete a chemistry course as well as those to pass a combination lecture/laboratory course.

Course non-completion

The following will constitute non-completion of the required material in a chemistry course.

  • not writing the final examination or its equivalent

  • not completing the required minimum number of experiments in a laboratory course or the laboratory component of a course

  • not completing additional or alternative material specified by the instructor

The letter grade N will be awarded in these cases.

Students must pass both the lecture and laboratory components individually to obtain a passing grade in lecture/laboratory combination courses.

Program Requirements

Students complete 122 units, as specified below.

Mathematics and physics courses should be completed as early as possible.

For an example of a typical program schedule, visit http://www.sfu.ca/chemistry/undergraduate/advising/course-planning.html#sequence.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete at least 62 units, including all of

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Corina Andreoiu
TBD
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHEM 126 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

CHEM 215 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory (4)

The principles of analytical chemistry and their practical application to solution samples. Titrimetric and electrochemical methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 126, both with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 210 or 216 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

CHEM 230 - Inorganic Chemistry (3)

The chemistry of the elements and their inorganic compounds in terms of fundamental concepts of periodicity of properties, valence, ionization potential, electron affinity, electronegativity, stability of oxidation states, bonding, structure and stereochemistry. Co-ordination complexes and organometallic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a minimum grade of C-. Students who expect to take further courses in inorganic chemistry should take CHEM 230 concurrently with CHEM 236W. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tim Storr
TBD
D101 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHEM 236W - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (3)

An introduction to the synthetic and spectroscopic techniques used in the preparation and characterization of both main group and transition metal compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 126 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 230. Students with credit for CHEM 236 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA01 John Canal
Th 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA02 John Canal
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
CHEM 260 - Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy (4)

Elements of physical chemistry from the molecular point of view. Introduction to quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 122, MATH 152, and PHYS 121, 126 or 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B), all with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 232. PHYS 285 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 260. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Krzysztof Starosta
TBD
LA01 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHEM 266 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (2)

Fundamental principles of experimental physical chemistry from the microscopic perspective. Modern experiments in atomic and molecular spectroscopy and structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 with a minimum grade of C-.

CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

CHEM 283 - Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 282 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Bennet
TBD
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHEM 286 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Laboratory work chosen to complement the lecture course. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 282 or 283. Quantitative.

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 251 - Calculus III (3)

Rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vectors, lines, planes, cylinders, quadric surfaces. Vector functions, curves, motion in space. Differential and integral calculus of several variables. Vector fields, line integrals, fundamental theorem for line integrals, Green's theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 152; or MATH 155 or MATH 158 with a grade of at least B. Recommended: It is recommended that MATH 240 or 232 be taken before or concurrently with MATH 251. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Weiran Sun
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Vijaykumar Singh
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 David Muraki
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
OP03 TBD
MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Paetzel
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Veselin Jungic
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nils Bruin
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

and one of

MATH 232 - Applied Linear Algebra (3)

Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MACM 101; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 240 make not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
MATH 240 - Algebra I: Linear Algebra (3)

Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Real and abstract vector spaces, subspaces and linear transformations; basis and change of basis. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. Applications. Subject is presented with an abstract emphasis and includes proofs of the basic theorems. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MACM 101; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 232 cannot take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sophie Burrill
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and all of

PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jeff Sonier
Erol Girt
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Mo 5:39 PM – 6:29 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D115 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D117 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D118 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D119 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D120 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D121 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D122 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D123 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D124 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D125 Fr 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Neil Alberding
Erol Girt
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA02 We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA03 Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions), with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

or all of

PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 151. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michel Vetterli
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 or permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Neil Alberding
Erol Girt
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA02 We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA03 Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions), with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

or both of

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or MATH 155. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete at least 53 units, including all of

CHEM 316 - Introductory Instrumental Analysis (4)

Principles and applications of basic analytical instrumentation based upon spectroscopy, chromatography and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 215 and 260, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bingyun Sun
Hamel Tailor
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LA01 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
CHEM 332 - The Chemistry of Transition Metals (3)

The synthesis and characterization of classical and organometallic complexes of the transition metals, and their physical and chemical properties. Prerequisite: CHEM 230, 236W and 260, all with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department. Quantitative.

CHEM 336 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

Laboratory experiments in co-ordination, organometallic and solid state chemistry, involving synthesis, characterization and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 236W with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 332. Quantitative.

CHEM 360 - Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (3)

Elements of physical chemistry from the macroscopic point of view. Thermodynamics, and its applications to chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetics and reaction rate theories. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 251. MBB 323 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 360. Quantitative.

CHEM 366W - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (3)

Advanced experimental methods in thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 266 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 360. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Loren Kaake
TBD
LA01 Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA02 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA03 Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
CHEM 380 - Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds (4)

Basic principles of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy as applied to the identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 283 or 284, and CHEM 286, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vance Williams
TBD
LA01 Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA02 Mo 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
NUSC 341 - Introduction to Radiochemistry (3)

Brief description of the nucleus and its decays and reactions; interaction of radiation with matter; nuclear instrumentation; radioisotopes in chemistry; activation analysis and related analytical techniques; other applications of nuclear techniques; nuclear reactors and nuclear fusion. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units in a science program, including first year calculus, chemistry and physics. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Distance Education
D101 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and one of

CHEM 364 - Quantum Chemistry (3)

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics and its principal results and techniques as applied to atoms and molecules: atomic structure, molecular bonding, rotations and vibrations of molecules, symmetry of atomic and molecular orbitals. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 or PHYS 285, MATH 232, and MATH 251, all with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 260 or MATH 310. Students with credit for CHEM 464 may not take this course for further credit. PHYS 385 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 364.

CHEM 460 - Advanced Physical Chemistry (3)

Statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, transport properties, intermolecular forces, electrical properties of molecules, properties of ionic solutions, Debye-Huckel theory, electrochemistry. Prerequisite: MATH 251; CHEM 260 and 360, or PHYS 285 and 344, all with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joshua Wilkie
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
CHEM 462 - Molecular Spectroscopy (3)

Atomic spectra. Electronic, vibrational and rotational spectra of diatomic and polyatomic molecules. The Raman effect. Nuclear and electron spin resonance. Symmetry classification of molecules and their energy levels. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 or PHYS 285, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

and one of either

CHEM 481 - Undergraduate Research (5)

Experimental and/or theoretical research; preparation of a written report and oral presentation in research seminar format. Admission requires selection of a faculty supervisor and submission of a research proposal. Prospective students must contact the chemistry advisor to register their interest in this course before the last day of classes of the previous term. The research proposal is due by the end of the examination period preceding the research term. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department; knowledge of chemistry at an advanced level. Normally taken after completion of 300-level course requirements.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 TBD
D002 TBD
D003 TBD
D004 TBD
D005 TBD

and an additional 24 upper division units in CHEM, MBB or NUSC courses, including at least 12 units of 400 division CHEM courses.

Or

CHEM 481 - Undergraduate Research (5)

Experimental and/or theoretical research; preparation of a written report and oral presentation in research seminar format. Admission requires selection of a faculty supervisor and submission of a research proposal. Prospective students must contact the chemistry advisor to register their interest in this course before the last day of classes of the previous term. The research proposal is due by the end of the examination period preceding the research term. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department; knowledge of chemistry at an advanced level. Normally taken after completion of 300-level course requirements.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 TBD
D002 TBD
D003 TBD
D004 TBD
D005 TBD
CHEM 483 - Undergraduate Research II (5)

Experimental and/or theoretical research; preparation of a written report and oral presentation in research seminar format. Admission requires selection of a faculty supervisor and submission of a research proposal. Prospective students must contact the chemistry advisor to register their interest in this course before the last day of classes of the previous semester. The research proposal is due by the end of the examination period preceding the research term. Prerequisite: CHEM 481 and permission of the Department. This course cannot be counted towards the 400-level CHEM unit requirement for the Chemistry Majors program.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 TBD
D002 TBD

and an additional 18 upper division units in CHEM, MBB or NUSC courses, including at least six units of 400 division CHEM courses.

Or

CHEM 484 - Two-Semester Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (10)

Experimental and/or theoretical research normally over two consecutive semesters; preparation of a written report and oral presentation in research seminar format. Admission requires selection of a faculty supervisor and submission of a research proposal. Prospective students must contact the chemistry advisor to register their interest in this course before the last day of classes of the previous term. The research proposal is due by the end of the examination period preceding the research term. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department; knowledge of chemistry at an advanced level. Normally taken after completion of 300-level course requirements. No credit will be given for CHEM 481 or CHEM 483 if CHEM 484 is completed.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D001 TBD
D002 TBD
D003 TBD
D004 TBD

and an additional 18 upper division units in CHEM, MBB or NUSC courses, including at least six units of 400 division CHEM courses.

Students are required to complete additional upper division units to total a minimum of 60 upper division units.

Electives

In addition to the above, students complete at least 12 elective units, including

  • courses chosen to fulfil the WQB requirements

  • electives at any division from any faculty to provide the minimum 122 units for the honours

Those specializing in physical or theoretical chemistry should complete more mathematics courses than specified above and a course in computer programming.

In order to complete a Chemistry Honours Degree in 122 units, students are encouraged to use upper division B-Soc and B-Hum courses to complete these electives rather than fulfill their B-Soc and B-Hum requirements with Lower Division courses.

University Honours Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.